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Canine College Has Some Star Pupils in Hollywood (Feb, 1930)

Canine College Has Some Star Pupils in Hollywood

A SCHOOL—the only one of its kind in the world—where dogs are instructed in the best methods of living amicably with their owners, with other human beings and with their fellow-dogs, has been established in Hollywood, California, and rewarded, in the few months of its existence, with an attendance of more than 200 four-footed pupils. No “tricks” are taught, and the animals are not prepared for motion picture work. They are started on how to stand, how to walk, how to sit, how to lie down, how to go up and down stairs, how to open and close doors, how to go through open windows and over fences and walls.

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Visible incubator (Apr, 1948)

Though his plan for a mass market chicken rotisserie was a failure, Katay found that replacing the chickens with little wooden soccer men made for a delightful game. Which he promptly named after his (now-ex) girlfriend Foos.

Visible incubator gives you a look at baby chicks hatching. All phases of birth from first peck at shell to day old chicks are visible.

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TINY FISH “SIT” FOR ODD PORTRAITS (Jul, 1937)

TINY FISH “SIT” FOR ODD PORTRAITS

MAKING close-up “portrait” photographs of tiny fish and other forms of aquatic life is the unusual hobby of Lynwood M. Chace of Swansea, Mass. Clad in rubber boots and equipped with a net and pail, Chace scours the shallow waters of near-by ponds and marshes for interesting fresh-water specimens, which he deposits in a small glass-walled aquarium set up on a table in his photographic studio.

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THE FINEST OF DOG HOUSES (Apr, 1917)

THE FINEST OF DOG HOUSES

WHO WOULDN’T BE A POMERANIAN?

New York now boasts the largest and finest equipped dog house in the world; it provides a home for twenty-five prize dogs belonging to Mrs. Eldridge Gerry Snow, Jr. The interior of the home is furnished with the finest Japanese tapestries and bric-a-brac for the edification of the canines.

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Can Humans Breed With Animals? (Sep, 1965)

No. They can’t.

Can Humans Breed With Animals?

Facts and fantasy about human-animal mating.

By Charles F. Mayer, Ph.D., J.D.

Throughout the ages, man has speculated about the possibility of copulating with animals, impregnating them, and, as a result, begetting offspring.

This subject has fascinated philosophers, theologians, scientists, poets, authors, and ordinary mortals for countless centuries; nevertheless, up to the present moment, there does not yet appear to be even one shred of scientifically-acceptable evidence that human beings and animals are able to mate successfully.

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PATENTS ~ Nutty or Novel? (Aug, 1929)

Let’s see:

  • Monowheels have actually gotten a bit popular in the last few years.
  • This company sells marine salvage airbags.
  • I don’t think many people encase their loved ones’ corpses in glass, but I did go to this exhibit which was pretty amazing.
  • Poison bottles seem to have a long history.
  • And forget about pictures, we have actual glow in the dark cats now.

    PATENTS ~ Nutty or Novel?

    Believe it or not, every device illustrated on these pages has been granted a patent by the government. Nutty or Novel — which?

    Air-Filled Balloons Salvage Sunken Ships

    SEEKERS after sunken Spanish galleons loaded with pieces of eight will have to equip themselves with balloons in addition to horse pistols, cutlasses, and other piratical impedimenta if they are to be strictly up-to-date in the matter of ship salvaging.

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DARLING PET MONKEY $18.95 (Dec, 1964)

DARLING PET MONKEY $18.95

This Squirrel Monkey makes an adorable pet and companion. Almost human with its warm eyes, your family will love it. These YOUNG monkeys grow about 12 inches high. Eats same food as you. even likes lollipops; simple to care for and train. FREE cage, FREE leather collar & leash, FREE toy and instructions included. Live delivery guaranteed. Only $18.95 express collect. Mail check or money order for $18.95 to:

ANIMAL FARM, Dept. MF-11, Box 1042, Miami Beach 39, Fla.

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SOME PEOPLE DO THE DOGGONEDEST THINGS (May, 1954)

SOME PEOPLE DO THE DOGGONEDEST THINGS

The discipline and literal-mindedness of the Germans help make them both the most immaculate of craftsmen and the most laborious of humorists. These two aspects of the German spirit were caught in one inspired outburst by the man who thought up the contrivance above.

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DON’T FORGET YOUR DOG (Feb, 1931)

DON’T FORGET YOUR DOG

SPRATT’S DOG BISCUITS are exactly what he needs.

They contain every ingredient necessary to the canine constitution! Made from wholesome meat-fibrine. Famous for over 70 years as the best in food for dogs! At grocery, seed, feed, drug, department and sporting goods stores. And at pet shops. Look for “SPRATT’S” on the package!

FREE! Valuable 54-page book, “The Care and Feeding of Dogs,” also free samples!

SPRATT’S PATENT LIMITED, Dept. N-5, 18 Congress St., Newark, N. J.—1186 Howard St., San Francisco, California.
SPRATT’S DOG BISCUITS

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Trout Enjoys Back Scratching (Jul, 1934)

Trout Enjoys Back Scratching

ARDENT anglers who have too often conic out second best in their battles with the tricky denizens of the trout streams might take lessons in fish taming from Herbert Hyde of Salt Lake City, Utah. One of Mr. Hyde’s most prized possessions is “Jumbo,” a four pound rainbow trout that not only didn’t get away, but doesn’t want to.

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